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Wendy Marten

34 Posts

9 Secrets to Happy Cohabitation at Home

How can you combine your tastes and create a home that makes you both happy? Read on for our secrets to cohabitation bliss. 1. Make...

Maximizing Over the Toilet Cabinet Storage Space

Apartment dwellers and home owners with small bathrooms attempt to maximize vertical space by installing an over the toilet cabinet. The toilet cabinet does...

How to Grow Purple Aster for Fall Flowers

Wild purple asters line roadsides and ditches across rural America. These hardy perennials bloom profusely in late summer or early fall creating a stunning...

6 Winter Gardening Tasks

Gardeners don't stop being gardeners just because winter arrives. By mid December, the new seed catalogs arrive in the mail promising hours of dreaming...

How to Paint Terra Cotta Planters for Outside Gardens

Finding just the right design and color of planters for your garden isn't always easy, but with a little effort you can paint terra...

Seed Starting with Aluminum Foil Light Boxes

Those who live in Northern climates, where nights are long and days are short during the winter, often face the difficulty of providing adequate...

Planting Fruit Seeds Creates Unusual Houseplants

Finding ways to involve your children in fun and educational activities at home helps to bridge that gap. Planting seeds from common fruits is...

Make Your Own Grow Lights With Shop Lights

One of the most common questions I get about starting seeds is: "What are grow lights?" It is typically followed with, "Can I make...

Don’t Let Rocky Soil Stop You From Gardening

When I moved to my new home, I was shocked to find out just hard and rocky my new soil was. It seems my...

How to Grow a Poinsettia Tree

Poinsettias grace the homes of millions of American's each December bringing bright Christmas cheer - but as soon as the holidays are over, most...

How to Make Natural Borders for Raised Plant Beds

Raised beds make it possible to garden in areas where the soil is unsuitable for growing and provides access to those with limited mobility,...

Garden Planting by the Moon’s Phases

Planting vegetables and flowers according to the cycles of the moon dates back to ancient times. It is believed that planting in the correct...

Growing Cucumbers in the Home Garden

Growing cucumbers in the home garden provides you with crisp, tender cucumbers bursting with flavor. Although they are great for salads -- or for...

Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

Attracting birds to your yard and garden takes more than putting out a birdfeeder. Creating an inviting and safe area for them to feed...

Frugal Gardening: Window Boxes From Seed

As prices continue to soar, many homeowners are looking for ways to save money without giving up the things they enjoy. Starting your window...

Thrillers, Spillers & Fillers: Design Your Planters

If you've ever wondered how florists create those stunning displays of color and texture in planters, but couldn't quite figure it out, you are...

Grow a Pickle Garden for Easy Pickle Making

If you love pickles as much as I do, you owe it to yourself to grow your own pickle garden. It provides you with...

Growing a Herbal Tea Garden

If you enjoy the pleasure of a tall glass of iced herbal tea on a hot day, or simply cannot go to sleep without...

How to Grow Vegetables in Plastic Bags

If you thought you didn't have room to grow vegetables, or that your soil was unsuitable for gardening. Think again. By growing your vegetables...

Growing Scallop Sunburst Squash in the Home Garden

I've always loved summer squash and didn't much care which kind I grew - until I tried growing scallop sunburst. These delightful little summer...